Drug withdrawal symptoms that are reported
during the withdrawal phases related to opiates can start within as little as
12 hours. Opiate withdrawal symptoms have often been reported to include
insomnia, agitation, sweating, anxiety, and muscle-aches.
As the withdrawal phases begin to progress, the
person who is withdrawing from opiates may exhibit withdrawal symptoms that
include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dilated pupils, chills and cramps.
Some common signs of opiate dependency include
the presence of the drug itself or opiate paraphernalia, which can include pill
bottles and syringes.
Physical signs and symptoms of opiate use
include constricted pupils, constant fatigue, impaired coordination, and slowed
breathing, heart rate, and reflexes.
In opiate withdrawal, symptoms can start in as
little as 4 hours after the last dose of the opiate has been administered. The
various withdrawal phases that are related to heroin are reported to peak
during the first seventy-two hours from the last hit and then begin to recede
after a week or so. Symptoms often been reported to include stomach cramps,
fever, dilated pupils, loss of appetite, chills, diarrhea, vomiting,
irritability, runny nose and muscle cramps.